Item #CL192-1 HMS “Mermaid” [and] HMS “Endeavour”. Dennis Adams, Aust.
HMS “Mermaid” [and] HMS “Endeavour”
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HMS “Mermaid” [and] HMS “Endeavour”

c1960s. Pair of watercolours with ink, signed and titled in ink lower right and below image, 33 x 35cm (each). Slight soiling, creases, minor tears and crinkles to edges.

These watercolours were created to illustrate a publication.

HMS Mermaid was purchased by the British Royal Navy in Sydney in 1817 to survey parts of the Australian coast that Matthew Flinders had not already surveyed. She was wrecked near Flora Reef, Queensland in 1829, and was rediscovered in 2009 by the Australian National Maritime Museum. HMS Endeavour was a British Royal Navy research vessel that James Cook commanded on his first voyage to Australia and New Zealand from 1769 to 1771. Ref: Wiki.

Item #CL192-1

Price (AUD): $990.00  other currencies

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